5 Blogs to Help with Paper Selection

You’re a designer that has been assigned a task to create a brochure for your company. Your company wants you to get creative with folds, textures, and die-cuts. With so many paper options out there, where do you start? Choosing paper can be a difficult task for someone new to the printing industry.

With that in mind, it’s best to begin with the print production team on what your ideas are. If you’re a newbie, here are items you need to consider:

  • Finish (Glossy, Matte, Satin)
  • Brightness
  • Weight
  • Size
  • Recycled Paper

Also, the way the brochure is printed can affect the paper choice. However, your production team will guide you to create the best piece by giving you the proper directions on creating the files and paper choices to make your piece stand out.

In addition, we’ve located some blogs that can help with selecting your paper:

    1. Paper 101: Quick Start Guide for Print Projects
    2. Paper 101 from The Paper Mill Store Blog
    3. The Designer’s Guide to Choosing the Right Paper Stock 
    4. Paper Specs 
    5. How to Pick the Right Paper for Your Creative Project 

What are some tips that help you pick the correct paper for your project? Do you have resources or blogs that you go to?

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